Why Swami Vivekananda Jayanti is celebrated as National Youth Day?
The National Youth Day celebrated on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda are special. It is celebrated with the aim of motivating the youth of the country.
When is National Youth Day?
The International Youth Day is celebrated on January 12, every year in India to honor the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, one of India’s greatest leaders and believers of youth power. On this day, governments and citizens across the world come together to recognize and bring attention to the problems faced by the youth.
Motive of celebrating National Youth Day
On the occasion of National Youth Day, various programs and functions like speeches, competitions are organized in schools and colleges every year. Its aim is to help nurture talent among the youth of India and provide them a platform to express how and what they feel about various issues. Various conferences and events are organized in the celebration of National Youth Day, in which youth of India participate and exchange ideas and celebrate the life and works of Swami Vivekananda.
Inspirational quotes by Swami Vivekananda:
- All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark
- All differences in this world are of degree, and not of a kind because oneness is the secret of everything
- If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
- We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far
Why is Swami Vivekananda Jayanti celebrated as National Youth Day?
The life and work of Swami Vivekananda has inspired millions of people over the years. In 1985, the Government of India made a note with the aim that the ideology of Vivekananda in particular could inspire the youth and help shape their lives. Since then, his birth anniversary is celebrated as National Youth Day.